Archive for April, 2010

New Airport Tarmac Delay Rules Effective Today!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The Department of Transportation has put into effect new rules for airlines when a plane is stuck on a tarmac (airport runway) during a long delay, in an effort to protect passengers. These rules were designed to prevent travelers from spending more than 3 hours without food and water while departing or arriving to airports within the US.  Airlines that break these rules could receive a fine of up to $27,500 per passenger.  Bad weather, which is the main cause for delays, is not a valid excuse for airlines under the new rules.

New Airport Rules, a Blessing or a Curse?

According to airline executives, the new rules could add up to more cancellations. Airlines may be forced to cancel flights instead of delaying them.

“For the most part, I think the new rules will be positive for travelers since now they will be able to go back to the terminal sooner, walk around, and have something to eat or drink. However, there may be situations where I foresee travelers getting upset when they get their flight cancelled and there are no later flights available. In those cases, I think there will be more people sleeping at the airport, or staying in a nearby hotel or alternative lodging.” said Alfredo Purrinos, CEO of Rentalo.com “By the way, Rentalo’s free destination-based inquiry service is proven to be a very useful tool for travelers searching for last-minute accommodations. All they have to do is click the “INQUIRE NOW” link on any destination, complete a short inquiry form, and within minutes they can get calls and emails from owners that can pick them up from the airport and drive them to their lodge.”

With bookings for summer flights filling up quickly, the next few months will be the real test of whether the new rules will mean less misery for travelers.  Have you planned your summer vacation yet?  If not, start your planning today! Let Rentalo help you find a great place to stay for your next vacation.

How to Stay on Top of Rentalo’s Special Offers

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Finding a vacation rental special offer is always a pleaser. Smart travelers know that regardless of the time of the year you 4will always find a discounted vacation home; it is only a matter of searching for it. At Rentalo we also know this, and we make things easy for travelers to find these deals. Here are the most effective ways to stay on top.

The Best Value Accommodations Newsletter

    The Best Value Accommodations Newsletter is an excellent way to stay on top and don’t miss the latest special offers. An e-mail sent directly to your inbox that will let you know what are the most recent discounted properties. Beach deals, ski deals and much more! To sign up to this newsletter visit Rentalo.com and sign up for free as a traveler.

    The Special Offers Page

    If you are not sure where to go, a good start can be Rentalo’s Featured Special Offers: Deal’s you can’t Miss page. You will find deals organized by continents. You will find deals that can go up to 80% off and in all kinds of destinations.

    Log on at: http://rentalo.com/Special-Offers.html.

    Twitter

      If you are one of those people that loves social networking and are always on your computer, then this option is the best one for you. We are constantly updateing our twitter account with new discounts. You will surely be one of the first ones to know! Follow us at: http://twitter.com/rentalo.

      We hope you enjoy finding your next unbeatable deal and enjoy your vacation rental seeking experience!

      Scuba Diving Adventure on the Cayman Islands

      Monday, April 26th, 2010

      4Located 150 miles south of Cuba is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. The Cayman Islands are the British overseas territory situated on the western Caribbean Sea and consist of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Islands.

      In this paradise you will find nothing but pristine white beaches, crystal blue water and deep blue sky which create perfect settings for outdoor recreation. Scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular on the islands and you can also enjoy the Turtle Farm and Pedro St. James historic site among other attractions.

      Vacation in Cayman Islands usually means high expenses but there are always ways to lower your costs. There are numerous Cayman villas which you can rent with all your friends and share your costs. At the Cayman Islands lodging we stayed at, there was a swimming pool and fully-equipped large kitchen which was excellent for preparing meals together.

      While on Grand Cayman, you shouldn’t miss the world-famous Seven Mile Beach. It is considered by many one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and despite of its name, it is only 5.5 mile long. It also boasts numerous beach bars and small reefs located just off shore, ideal for snorkeling. You can stay at a cozy beachfront Cayman Islands rental and enjoy all the beach activities right from your deck.

      If you are just starting your adventure with scuba diving, you couldn’t find the better place. Pristine walls and crystal-clear waters lure fans of this sport from all around the world. In several snorkeling locations like Stingray City on Gran5 Cayman, you can swim with stingrays and if you are visiting Cayman Brac, you will find two shipwrecks off its shores including MV Keith Tibbetts.

      Another spot worth visiting is the Boatswain’s Beach. It’s the perfect place for sightseeing and home to the Turtle Farm. The farm is a family park where you can learn everything about sea turtles, walk the aviary and see a shark in the predator tank.

      If you want to learn about the islands’ past, you shouldn’t miss Pedro St. James historic site. This exceptional place features a 3-story house from the 18th century that is full of period furnishings and authentic artifacts. You can also visit a 3-D Theater, Hurricane Ivan Memorial and enjoy breathtaking ocean views.

      For cayman islands vacation rentals visit Rentalo.com